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Old 12-24-2007, 09:02 AM
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Default You guys ever stop and realize how fast this hobby is changing?!

Along with my RCX I picked up was an October 2003 RC Car Action. Just over 4 years old. I couldn't believe how much things have changed in a short time. It is incredible.

- Truggy wasn't even a word yet
- No single mention of lipo/li-ion batteries
- Highest NiMH capacity for top of the line cells was 3300mAh
- No spectrum radios or spectrum talk at all; Synthesized FM was top of the line.
- Biggest big block was the XTM 24.7
- Original clodbuster was still selling
- Tebo had short hair (barely recognized him)
- Drake wasn't a prominent name yet
- LST, Revo were still on drawing board
- Maxx was king and had more hopup ads then anything
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Old 12-24-2007, 09:36 AM
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Default RE: You guys ever stop and realize how fast this hobby is changing?!

yeah buddy i remember those day's
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Old 12-24-2007, 09:51 AM
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SO what car you getting next dale.
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Old 12-24-2007, 09:54 AM
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I am done for a while. I have a few cars going out and none coming in for a little while.
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:30 PM
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Default RE: You guys ever stop and realize how fast this hobby is changing?!

Truggy is a stupid word anyways. :P

But the funny thing about that, if you ask me.. Anyone remember the old 1/8th arena trucks from way back?
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Old 12-25-2007, 10:58 AM
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I was wondering the other day if I'm too deep in the hobby to be able to tell if it's becoming more popular.. Savages and other RC's have recently been in quite a few TV shows here in Europe - including the recent episode of Top Gear - a British car show..

If anybody has the youtube link, please post it..
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Old 12-25-2007, 02:05 PM
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Hehe, I remember those days... 2003 was the year I got into this money pit And I have been unsuccessful in crawling out
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Old 12-25-2007, 02:50 PM
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Ya, i guess it does move pretty quick. Though i wish HPI would make me a racier savage. And Traxxas needs to make a Revo from the factory with a big block, and 8th scale. TL needs to make me an LST3, with 8th scale style servo savers, and more adjustments for racing, and a bump start for it. While im on a roll, Tamiya could stretch the limits of their R&D department, and make some sealed diffs for the TNX. LOL

Infernal, what 8th scale trucks you talkin about? And Dale, dont kid yourself. You're not done buying. You're never done buying. Its an addiction, dont ya know...
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Old 12-25-2007, 03:41 PM
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ORIGINAL: PatrickBW

I was wondering the other day if I'm too deep in the hobby to be able to tell if it's becoming more popular.. Savages and other RC's have recently been in quite a few TV shows here in Europe - including the recent episode of Top Gear - a British car show..

If anybody has the youtube link, please post it..
there you go

http://www.hpi-europe.com/news.php?l...sue=2007121303

http://www.humsurfer.com/view/top-ge...isode-10-video
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Old 12-25-2007, 04:46 PM
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I remember the days befor anything was RTR. I was just a kid, and I would sit in class reading RC Car Action, dreaming about getting my first hobby rc. I saved all my money, and bought a Panda nitro stadium truck, then a year later bought a Traxxas Hawk.
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Old 12-25-2007, 07:31 PM
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Ofna and Kyosho used to have 1/8th scale trucks waaaaaay back. And I don't mean monster trucks. They were based off their buggy chassis. And by based off I mean like... buggy chassis with larger tires, no wing and a truck body. This was back in the day when I was screwing around with the Junior T that took me a birthday and 3 months of allowance to get up and running. Well, that and Dad was apparently impressed enough with my saving and building it on my own at the the time that he bought the radio. (That and I think he really was tired of waiting for me to get money so he could see it run.)

I remember them in the Tower catalogs back around... this would have been around like.. '93 or '94, that was when I was getting into this mess.
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:16 PM
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man i remember back in mid 90s i got a tamiya super hornet for about $100 brand new. a futaba magnum radio and reciever. it had a mechanical speed control too. up untill the past few years, ESCs wernt even imaginable. that was a pretty good buggy then. now i see it on my shelf and cant even imagine it running its so old. runs great, but still amazes me with it running. also remember when the e-maxx first came out, i got one. good old days huh?
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:42 PM
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Oh, that was another thing! The 1/18 revolution hadn't even happened yet. That same RCCA had 'spy' shots of the Mini-T. The Mini-T wasn't even released yet and three years later look at 1/18 now!!! 3 years! Most of the major players now sell 1/18- on road, off road, truck, rally, buggy, sedan, drifter, nitro, electric, brushless and endless hopups!
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:48 PM
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oh i know. im getting a mini quake this week! back in the day, 1/12 was tiny. and rare as crap too. now we have 1/18 all over the place. every major manufacturer(other than traxxas) has one. AE, DTX, losi, trinity. its crazy. and now even 1/36 is getting popular with the new micro-t. gas and nitro were unheard of, and 1800 nicd batts were some of the best you could get(more than 3 years ago). man my only good memories deal with the hobby. and looking back on it now, it seems so long ago just because of the huge changes.
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:06 AM
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Now that you mention it, I remember seeing a small article in a RC Car Action about the new traxxas concept.
They were talking about how it could be a big block t-maxx, a dual engine t-maxx, or possibly a new chassis design all together.
I'm willing to bet what they were talking about was the revo.
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:08 AM
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Back in Christmas of 2003, I got a Monster GT. Man, it was top of the line back then, and if and the savage were probably at their peak battle. And when I was even younger, I had a 1/8 nitro buggy. The thing was really slow compared todays standards, but I won a few races back in the day with that old thing. I sold it to the neighbor kid when I got bored with it after I stopped racing for $350, and he still has it.
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